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Starting a family tree

Posted: 24 May 2002 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wakeham
Hi I would be interested to hear from anyone who has researched the Wakeham family name. A lot of my family history was lost when my gran passed away.
I live Saltash in Cornwall UK, and there seems to be a fair amount of us left in the area. I would be interested to see how far back I can trace and see how far the descendants have travelled.

Re: Starting a family tree

Posted: 7 Jan 2003 2:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
hello stephen, just recently started the wakeham family myself. so info will be very little. my grams is a wakeham. her and her brothers and sisters grew up in iowa. per "stories" her father came to iowa by train from new york. the "orphan train". 'arthur edward wakeham was #11 out of 14 children and he was born in 1884 possibly in washinton d.c. some time prior to that his parents came to the u.s. as they both were born and married in the channel islands (?island of jersey) that would be francis edward wakeham and janet mac donald. thats the extent of my knowledge so far. eager to learn more ....

Re: Starting a family tree

Michael Wakeham (View posts)
Posted: 25 Apr 2003 10:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I had a aunty married who lived in saltash, from my fathers side. we lived in Landreath and Pelynt. My father had many brothers and sisters who all lived in Pelynt. All are buried now in Pelynt. Love to chat about the family. email me.

Re: Starting a family tree

Wakeham Family Member (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jul 2003 6:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wakeham
In 1921, George N. Wakeham (45) immigrated from Cornwall (Cambourne), England to Houghton, MI with his wife, Katie Benbow Wakeham (35) and their children: William Wakeham (?); George Wakeham (4); Ismay (Sally) Wakeham (1); Jack Wakeham (infant). There are still many Wakehams in the Houghton area.
We have been in contact with a 'cousin' near Cornwall named A. Burley.
We would enjoy hearing more about the Wakeham family.

Re: Starting a family tree

Elaine Lyell (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2004 9:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Stephen,
My Aunt and I have been researching Wakehams for some years now. My paternal grandmother was Lilian Wakeham, born in Plymouth along with her 5 siblings. (Phyllis, Cyril, Sydney Bertram or Bert, Eric and Dennis). Our ancestors lived latterly in Plymouth, but our roots are actually in a place called Blackawton near Totnes in Devon.I have a great deal of information I could pass on to you. Let me know what you have and maybe we can find a connection.
Regards,
Elaine
Posted: 7 Dec 2005 11:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: wakeham
i happened to see ur reply to stepehen, sand i was wondering if u can also helps oout with some info, if possible. i noticed the place plymouth been mentioned, anyhow my mums name is elizabeth and her maiden name is wakeham. Her grandfathers name was charles wakeham who came from plymouth, and he came to fiji and married a luisa hamilton.....mums dads name is bernard nicholas wakeham, he is one of the sons, i know his brothers name was ugeen...maybe u could help with some info. we are actually in fiji and there mum has another 2 brothers here whos name is ernest wakeham and anthony wakeham, the rest of her family are abroad. please help

Re: Starting a family tree

HUgh Wakeham (View posts)
Posted: 30 May 2006 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Stephen,

My Wakeham family are from Saltash. My Grandfather was Alfred Charles Wakeham. He and my Grandmother emigrated to Canada in 1910 and had 8 kids... who have all gone on to have kids -- so there are a lot of us Saltash Wakeham's in Canada. Here is the scoop on my Grandparents:

• Alfred Charles Wakeham, Born in Blackawton - (September 20, 1879 - 1930) & Olive Mabel (nee Rowe), Born in Saltash (1887 – 1975)* Married September 13, 1909, Parish Church (St. Stephen?), Saltash (Home Address: Alfred – 2 North Rd., Saltash; Olive – 3 Fernleigh Terrace, Saltash)

When Alfred Charles moved to Canada, he lost touch with his siblings who were as follows:

• Mary Syms Wakeham, Born in Stoke Damerel, (41 Tavistock St), Devonport (1860 - ?), married James Phillips or Richard Edward Wotton - Dec 1876
• John Henry Wakeham, Born in Devonport (1862 - ?)
• Frank W. Wakeham, Born in Devonport (1866 - ?)
• William Lewis Wakeham, Born in Devonport (1870 - ?) married Sarah Elizabeth Foot or Bertha Ford December 1890
• Anne Widdicombe Wakeham, Born in Devonport (1873 - ?), married Dec 1904
• Bessie Wakeham, Born in Devonport (1875 - ?) married Richard Chisell or George Henry Pinhey June 1898 in Totnes or Henry Lobb or Thomas James Mead in March 1899
• Nicholas George Wakeham, Born in Blackawton (1876 - ?) married Phoebe Preston Woodrow June 1897

What info do you have?

Cheers,

Hugh Wakeham

Re: Starting a family tree

Posted: 14 Mar 2007 2:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Goddard, Wakeham
Hi Elaine,

Just found your message regarding the Wakeham family. Do you happen to have a Mr. Wakeham married to June/Jane Goddard about in the 1840-50's? Not positive of the christian name. I believe the Goddard's lived in Devon. The Goddard's are on my paternal side of the family. The above info regarding the marriage was in my late great aunt 's personal papers, but that is all I have.
Would really appreciate any help in any way.

Regards.
Joan

Re: Starting a family tree

Posted: 30 Mar 2007 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I saw your note about Wakeham's coming to Canada around 1910. Mine are also in Canada about that time. Do you have any information on William Wakeham who married Eliza Clark? He later married Pheobe Ann Clark who was Eliza's sister. William & Eliza had a son named Silas.
Silas spelled his last name Wacome or Wakem.

Any information would be great.
thanks

Re: Starting a family tree

Posted: 23 Dec 2007 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wakeham, Green
I have just found that I have a Wakeham also. Rebecca Wakeham b.c.1733-6 to Wm. and Rebecca Wakeham, Philleigh parish Cornwall. She m. William Green in 1754 St. Just in Roseland, Cornwall.
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